That might be because according to the broad definition (emphasizing pace,
action and suspense), if you don't describe a book as a thriller, the
implication is that it's slow, hardly anything happens and it's really not
much of a page-turner. Which isn't much of a sales pitch.
When we're done with 'thriller', btw, can we move on to 'upmarket'?
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Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: Definition of Thriller
> So would Red Harvest, The Big Sleep, Postman Always Rings Twice, etc.
> maybe even The Dain Curse. They want to put thriller on everything.
> --Dave Z.
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